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§ 23. Commissioner--Election--Term of office--Qualifications

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedConstitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated]

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Constitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated] (Refs & Annos)
Article VI. .--Executive Department
the Insurance Commissioner
OK Const. Art. 6, § 23
§ 23. Commissioner--Election--Term of office--Qualifications
A. There shall be elected by the qualified electors of the State, at the first general election, a chief officer of the Insurance Department, who shall be styled the “Insurance Commissioner”, whose term of office shall be four years: Provided, That the first term of the Insurance Commissioner so elected, shall expire at the time of the expiration of the term of office of the first Governor elected. The Insurance Commissioner shall be at least twenty-five (25) years of age and well versed in insurance matters.
B. No person shall be eligible to serve as Insurance Commissioner for a period of time in excess of eight (8) years. Such years need not be consecutive. Any years served by a person elected or appointed to serve less than a full term to fill a vacancy in such office shall not be included in the limitation set forth herein. Any person serving in such position at the time of passage of this amendment shall be eligible to complete the term for which he or she has been elected and shall be eligible to serve an additional eight (8) years thereafter, notwithstanding the provisions of this amendment. The Legislature is hereby authorized to enact laws to implement the provisions of this subsection.


Amended by State Question No. 747, Legislative Referendum No. 348, adopted at election held on Nov. 2, 2010.
OK Const. Art. 6, § 23, OK CONST Art. 6, § 23
Current with amendments received through 6/30/2020
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